Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog


Tragic Real Estate Photos

Have you ever been looking at homes online, only to come across some truly abysmal photos of how a house has been staged? Check out the photos below to see some of the most shocking mistakes that real estate agents have made recently: The sale on soda this week must have been to good to [MORE…]


How Many Homes Fit on a Football Field?

In honor of the upcoming football weekend, we will attempt to answer this question: How many homes fit on a football field? While the size of new homes seems to be growing, lot size has actually been shrinking since 2004– now at an average of 8,720 square feet.  An acre of land is 43,560 square [MORE…]


The Stories Behind Wacky Neighborhood Names, Part II

With a diverse history, its only natural that America would have some of the strangest town names.  Read about the stories (or guesses) behind some of the strangest names for towns. Bronzeville (Chicago) Chicago’s South Side neighborhood of Bronzeville originated with the influx of black Americans who came to this city from the South during [MORE…]


The Story Behind Wacky Neighborhood Names, Part I

With a diverse history, its only natural that America would have some of the strangest town names.  Read about the stories (or guesses) behind some of the strangest names for towns. Dinkytown (Minneapolis) This neighborhood near the University of Minnesota in east Minneapolis has been called Dinkytown since at least 1948, but locals disagree as [MORE…]


Buy This Wyoming Town for $1.5 Million

Looking for your next real estate investment?  Why not buy the town of Aladdin, Wyoming, which is on the market for $1.5 million?  The town’s current owner, who received it as a gift from her husband some 28 years ago, advertises the sale by hanging a sign on the door of the town’s century-old general [MORE…]


Real Estate Drones: Hobby or Commercial?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said that real estate agents who fly their own drones to take pictures or video of a listing are not engaged in “hobby or recreation.”  Realtors who are found to be flying drones without commercial certification from the FAA will be fined. Some real estate agents who fly drones [MORE…]


“Hide in Plain Sight” Home Sells

Olear Real Estate’s Laura Nightingale participated in the sale of 405 Breckenridge, which was featured in the 1980 film Hide in Plain Sight.  The home sold for $126,875. Hide in Plain Sight is the true story of a man’s quest to find his children, after he believes his ex-wife and her new husband enroll in the Witness [MORE…]


Butter Sculpture Receives Pardon

Butter sculptures are a familiar staple during Easter in Buffalo, often used during Polish-American Easter festivities.  Polish immigrants brought the lamb tradition when they came to America and settled in upstate New York. On Wednesday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz saved one lamb: much like US presidents pardon turkeys prior to Thanksgiving, Poloncarz pardoned one [MORE…]


Temperature Drops Lead to Internet Searches for New Homes, Vacation Homes

With drops in temperature, citizens of the north got serious about moving… or just buying a second home…  Check out this amazing infographic that shows how the polar vortex effected web activity related to living in warmer climates:


Giant Pumpkins Abound!

(Current Giant Pumpkin weigh-in world leader: total weight is 1,874 pounds.) In the spirit of fall, look at photos from this weekend’s Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence. This year’s winning pumpkin weighs in at a gargantuan 1,552 pounds! But, amazingly, Buffalo’s winner doesn’t even come within the Top 10 in [MORE…]